The sunlight PTI problem is made even worse when management cut staffing levels at the station concerned. Under the recent re-rostering, Oakwood lost a CSA, and the Supervisor became MF, so has to spend a chunk of time in the Ticket Office. Hence - the station is desperately short of staff to do sunlight platform duties.
One day, Picc Line Control had a very bright (ha ha) idea. Get the driver on the eastbound to hop out of the cab and give the right to the driver on the west! Yes, really. How's that for multi-functional?!
Seriously, this is becoming a farce. It's time we put our foot down. If you can't staff the platform, it has to close.